Food styling and photography by Nicholas Efran.
My brother Ben Stallings invented this meal last night, and all 8 assembled relatives liked it! The red and green colors are appropriate to the season. It’s healthy, inexpensive, and quick to make.
To make about 10 main-dish servings, you will need
- 1 small onion
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 45 oz. canned black beans, or 3-4 cups cooked black beans
- 45 oz. canned diced tomatoes, or 3-4 cups fresh or frozen-and-thawed diced tomatoes, including juice
- 3 cups shredded kale
- salt to taste
- granulated garlic to taste
- oregano to taste
- cumin to taste
- balsamic vinegar to taste
Dice onion and brown it in olive oil in a large saucepan. Meanwhile, drain and rinse beans.
Combine all ingredients in the saucepan. Simmer until kale is cooked to your liking.
Serve with rice and grated cheese for each person to add as she prefers. (The serving in the picture is mixed with a lot of rice, and no cheese.)
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